ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
Figure 2-108. Basic Patching Details Using Parachute Mending Cloth.
Trim the ragged, frayed, or severely burned areas of the canopy cloth to provide a smooth area
for patch application.
Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square, triangle or rectangle, as
applicable, around the damaged area.
Measure and cut lengths of the mending cloth to achieve the shape and size of the intended
patch. Cut the patch to provide an overlap of the damaged area using the specifics in table 2-4
Round off patch corners. Patches will be prepared in duplicate to allow for application on the
inside and outside of the canopy.
Remove the paper backing from the adhesive side of the mending cloth by forming a crease,
scoring the paper with a fingernail, and peeling the paper from the adhesive coating.
mending cloth is not damaged when scoring the paper backing.
Smooth the canopy material adjacent to the damaged area on the canopy outside and place the
formed mending cloth patch over the damaged area.
Using the edge of a packing paddle or a roller, apply pressure to smooth the patch on.